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TnCIS - Inclusive Excellence Workshop

Travel Grant Opportunity from 2017 Conference
Deadline to Apply: September 30th, 2017

Inclusive Excellence in Education Abroad

Inclusive Excellence, as defined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU), is the guiding principle for access, student success, and high-quality learning. The purpose of this concept in higher education is to encourage colleges and universities to integrate diversity, equity, and educational quality efforts into their missions and institutional operations. This principle is now being adopted by the education abroad community nationwide. The Forum for Education Abroad currently has a working group dedicated to fully incorporating Inclusive Excellence into the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.  Given the achievement of education abroad initiatives within the TBR system, this is the next natural step towards enhancing our own excellence in this high impact practice. 

The concept and core principles (diversity, inclusion, equity, equity- mindedness) of Inclusive Excellence are not necessarily instinctive and, in order for any institution to fully understand, adopt, and implement Inclusive Excellence, training would be necessary. The proposed workshop seeks to enhance the efforts in education abroad throughout the TBR system by providing quality training. 

Inclusive Excellence Workshop

The Forum for Education Abroad will facilitate a half-day workshop on Inclusive Excellence scheduled for November 3rd, 2017 at Motlow College in Tullahoma, TN. This workshop will take place during the TnCIS 11th Annual Conference on Education Abroad. All attendees must be fully registered for the TnCIS conference and apply to participate in the workshop through the application below.

Workshop Facilitators:
Natalie Mello, Vice President for Member Services and Training, The Forum on Education Abroad
Alma Clayton-Pedersen, Emeritus Consulting Group LLC, Association of American Colleges and Universities
Click here for more information about the TnCIS 11th Annual Conference on International Education

Travel Grants

TnCIS is pleased to announce that through a generous TBR SERS grant, travel funds are available for the Inclusive Excellence workshop. The travel grants are available to staff and faculty of TBR institutions or TnCIS member institutions. Diversity officers and staff, administrators, and faculty are all welcome to apply.

Please consider the follow costs when applying for a travel grant:
  • Conference registration: $165 early, $180 for late, $80 for students
  • Conference Hotel: $91/night + taxes
  • State Rate Meal Per Diem - Level III $51 per full day and $38.25 day of travel
  • Travel to and from conference- Standard mileage rate is $0.47 per mile
To apply for a travel grant and participate in the Inclusive Excellence workshop, please click on the application button below and complete the form by September 30th, 2017.  

Travel Grant and Workshop Application